Our current understanding of the human mind dates to the early 5th century B.C. and the work of Greek medical writer and philosopher-scientist, Alcmaeon of Croton (ca. 520-450 BCE). He was the first to conduct anatomical dissections for research purposes. In his studies, he concluded that the body's sensory organs were all connected to the brain. He was a major proponent of the medical and scientific communities learning from observation of the human body.
It wasn't until the mid-1600's that the preservation of the brain emerged as an option for the
medical and scientific communities. Frederik Ruysch (1638-1731), a Dutch anatomist, developed a means of preserving the human brain for observation. In the 1950's brain banking as we know it today started to form. Neuropathologist John Arthur Nicholas Corsellis (1915-1994) examined and collected brains with neurological diseases and those without for proper reference and study. His collection later became the U.K.'s earliest brain bank.
Here at Aeternitas Life, we are revolutionizing the techniques and means for brain banking donation. Our method using aldehyde-stabilized cryopreservation (ASC) to preserve the synaptic structure of the brain is helping to provide the medical and scientific communities with the highest-fidelity samples for research.
Our award-winning techniques have resulted in some of the fastest known brain preservations. Every day we strive to improve so that scientists can see the most complete picture of the human brain possible and develop treatments for combating illness.
We're here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We serve donors and their families in our local communities across Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Colorado. For immediate assistance, please call us at 844-330-7040.